Ali Konyali has joined the Sociology Department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) in February 2012 as a PhD candidate within the framework of the ELITES-project. His research focuses on the emergence of Turkish second generation elites within the corporate business sector in Western Europe.
Before joining EUR, he has obtained a B.A. in Arts and Culture (2009) and an M.A. in European Studies (2010) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. Afterwards he has completed an M.A. in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (2011) at Malmö University. From September 2011 until February 2012 he worked at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University as a junior lecturer contributing to the teaching of the European Studies bachelor programme.